Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management (Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management)

Athlone Institute of Technology (HCI Engineering)
Key Programme Details
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Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management

NFQ Level

Level 9 About NFQ

Delivery Method

Blended

Mode

Full Time

ECTS Credits

60

Department

Faculty of Engineering

General Information
Contact

Dr Seán Lyons

Email

slyons@ait.ie

Phone

090 6468000

Address

Faculty of Engineering and Informatics,
Athlone Institute of Technology,
Dublin Road,
Athlone,
Co. Westmeath.

Role

Dean of Faculty

Important Dates
Application Deadline

07/01/2021

Start Date

18/01/2021

End Date

10/12/2021

About this Course

Key Features:
• Level 9 Postgraduate Diploma Programme (60 ECTS).
• Developed in partnership with the Midlands Regional Skills Manager and relevant industry partners.
• Personal and supportive approach to teaching and learning.
• Problem Based Learning (PBL) based approaches will be used to challenge and expand the student’s knowledge, skills and competence.
• The programme addresses to a significant level all four key areas, which have been deemed by government as being of critical importance at this time: digital skills, transversal skills, management and leadership skills and the workplace of the future.

The Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management has been designed for those in technical management roles or aspiring to take on more management responsibility in an applied Engineering setting.

The programme is designed to combine specialised engineering knowledge and skills with enhanced theory and practice in engineering management. It has been designed by engineers, to develop engineering literate managers with the skills to contribute strategically to their organisations mission while leading innovative collaborative teams and meeting goals on time while managing available resources and costs. It aims to meet the needs of a rapidly changing engineering environment and address critical management skills gaps in industry. The flexibility and agility this programme offers, will allow participants to specialise in a pathway most suited to their skills, career aspirations, and employer needs while undertaking core modules that will give them a broader insight into engineering management.

Objectives

The main aim of the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management is to provide an educational experience which combines an integrated understanding of the operation and strategy of management, research and leadership with one specialist pathway chosen by the learners from:
• (E1) Construction and the Built Environment
• (E2) ICT including Big Data and Cybersecurity
• (E3) Industry 4.0 and Smart Production.

After successfully completing the programme, participants will have demonstrated the competencies necessary to
• Adopt analytical, systematic approaches towards technical and non-technical problem solving and decision making
• Participate in business planning and decision making at all levels from strategic to operational, manage complex technically challenging engineering projects
• Demonstrate effective communication skills in situations/circumstances pertaining to executive management
• Be catalysts of change within their employing organisations, as a result of the adoption of creative and innovative approaches to opportunities and threats.

Entry Requirements

Level 8 Honours (Grade 2.2) degree in an appropriate engineering, computing manufacturing, construction or business discipline.

Graduates who hold equivalent qualifications in related disciplines or who have relevant industrial experience will be considered for places on a case-by-case basis in line with AITs RPL policy.

Long Description

Programme Content
Core Modules (common to all streams)
• Strategic Management
• Organisational Development and Leadership
• Applied Marketing Strategy
• Financial Statement Analysis
• Research Methods and Professional Practice

Specialist Modules
(E1) Construction and the Built Environment
• Project Management
• Planning and Regulations
• Energy Economics
• Construction 4.0
(E2) ICT including Big Data and Cybersecurity
• Security and the Enterprise
• Agile Design and Testing
• Computer and Cloud Security
• Data Visualisation
(E3) Industry 4.0 and Smart Production.
• IoT and Embedded Systems
• Advanced Manufacturing
• Innovation and Project Management
• Data Visualisation

Progression
Students who complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Management will be eligible to apply to progress and undertake a thesis in their chosen field to attain an MEng in Engineering Management.

Why Choose This Course

This Postgraduate Diploma is designed for those in technical management roles or aspiring to take on more management responsibility in an applied Engineering setting.

Timetable Info

1 year – timetable to be confirmed.

Delivery Notes

Induction
AIT Induction Sessions will take place before the programme commences. All registered students must attend the induction session, and you will be advised of the date and time when your application is processed.

Application Procedures

Applications will be considered in the order in which they are received.

This programme is free to the Unemployed (that meet specific eligibility criteria).
This programme is 90% funded for those in employment, students that fall into this category must pay a fee of €860. This fee becomes payable when you accept a place if offered.
This programme is 90% funded for Recent graduates (Summer 2020) regardless of employment status and must pay a fee of €860. This fee becomes payable when you accept a place if offered.

AIT operates a two stage application process. You must complete both stages in order for your application to be assessed.

STAGE ONE – ACADEMIC ELIGIBILITY
You must make your course application here on www.springboardcourses.ie
You must upload a copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements above to this application system.

STAGE TWO – FUNDING ELIGIBILITY
When making your application (or as soon as possible after) you complete an eligibility declaration here:

https://tinyurl.com/yawowndq (please copy and paste this link into the address line of your browser)

On receipt of your completed course application and completed declaration an initial assessment will be made and you will receive a request from AIT to upload required documentation to a secure folder. You must complete this request as soon as possible after you receive it. It will expire after 5 days.

This request will ask for a scan/clear photo of the following documents to be uploaded:
Your most recent passport/drivers licence to verify your identity.
A copy of your highest/most relevant qualification, as per the entry requirements for your chosen course.

You must also upload a scan / photo of one of the following documents to demonstrate your funding eligibility.
1) If you are employed: a recent payslip / most recent P60 / letter from your employer confirming this (amounts must be redacted/blacked out from financial documents).
2) If you are unemployed: a DSP payment slip / letter from DSP confirming your payment type/what you are signing for.
3) If you are a returner who has been on home or other caring duties for 9 of the last 12 months OR you are economically dependent on a partner or spouse and have been unemployed for 9 of the last 12 months you must supply a notarised affidavit confirming this (a template for this is available here: INSERT AFFADAVIT LINK )
4) If you were previously self-employed: a letter/statement from Revenue stating that you are no longer trading or a similar letter from your (former) accountant.

Applicants that do not complete this declaration cannot be assessed for a place on the programme. Places are limited on all programmes, therefore it is imperative that you complete this when making your application (or as soon as possible afterwards).

Please contact Janine King, AIT if you have any queries in relation to this - email jking@ait.ie

The personal data being collected is required for assessing your eligibility for a place on this programme. If you are successful and accept an offer of a place then the details required for registration will be retained in line with our Student Privacy Policy – www.ait.ie/gdpr. Your redacted payslip/ P60 record will be held securely by AIT for at least 6 years, in line with ESF funding requirements. If you are not successful, or if you withdraw from the programme within six weeks of commencement, your data will be destroyed securely.

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